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Boxscore Breakdown #3: Drive Home Safely – Angels 4, Rangers 3

Our short, regional nightmare is over. The Angels will not, in fact, go 0–162 this season. Albert Pujols played the hero Thursday night, driving a belt-high fastball deep into the misty night to net the 19th walk-off hit of his career. The hit would have been a bases-clearing double in any other situation but it goes […]

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Halo Headlines: Tropeano called up; Heaney not concerned

The April 8, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team recalling Nick Tropeano from Triple-A, Andrew Heaney feeling unconcerned about the long-term impact of his injury, and more… The Story: Astros designate RHP Danny Reynolds for assignment MWAH Says: The former Angels farmhand finds himself on the waiver wire for the third time in the […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 04:  their Opening Day game against the Chicago Cubs at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 4, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Rangers vs. 0–162

The Angels enter their second series of the season in a bad but not-too-unfamiliar position. They were similarly trounced in their opening salvo in 2014 and, after an off-day, went into a four-game set against a division rival needing a win in the worst way. They got it, blasting the Astros 9–1, and then took two […]

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Where to Watch Angels Prospects in 2016

A few days after the start of the MLB regular season comes the start of the MiLB regular season—that’s today!—and with that comes an important moment for prospect enthusiasts. It’s an important time because we find out where every prospect is placed, and their placement ultimately dictates how the club views them. If a player is held down […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 05:  Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after giving up a two run home to Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs in the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 5, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: The Cubs Are Good

Welp, that couldn’t have gone much worse. It didn’t take long for the Cubs to wipe the sheen off of baseball’s return for Angel fans, as they crushed the Angels by a combined score of 15-1 in the mini two-game series. If you hoped the Cubs would fall flat on their faces to open the […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #2: Mauled, Again – Cubs 6, Angels 1

Eventually, it will be fun to watch an Angels game this season. Eventually. The Cubs trounced the Halos on Tuesday in much the same way they did in the opener. They managed one big inning against an otherwise effective Angels starter, smacked a two-run home run off the first Angels reliever to enter the game, then […]

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Halo Headlines: Weaver feeling 100%; Rotation set for Rangers series

The April 6, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Jered Weaver reportedly hitting 86 mph in a simulated game, the team setting the rotation for Texas’ arrival, and more… The Story: Santiago, Shoemaker, Richards, Weaver lined up to take on Rangers MWAH Says: The day off today (Wednesday) allows for Richards to take the ball […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #1: Cold Open – Cubs 9, Angels 0

Drawing the World Series favorites and the reigning NL Cy Young winner in the season opener never looked great for the Angels, but it never looked quite as bad as Monday night ultimately went. The Halos allowed nine runs or more in a season opener for the fifth time, were shut out for just the third […]

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Halo Headlines: Richards not discouraged; Wilson still resting arm

The April 5, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Garrett Richards keeping his head up after a disappointing Opening Day start, C.J. Wilson waiting another month before pitching, and more… The Story: Garrett Richards “not discouraged at all” despite rough fourth inning Monday MWAH Says: Good to hear. There was far more to be encouraged by in […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 1

The Angels Player Power Rankings are recharged and ready to give you a healthy dose of optimism as the 2016 season kicks off. These rankings are arrived ateach week through the arduous process of inspecting the 25-man roster and arbitrarily moving guys around as we see fit. For this week, just don’t venture below the top […]

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Halo Headlines: Opening Day arrives; Anderson throwing first pitch

The April 4, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes all the info you need before tonight’s season opener, Garrett Anderson throwing out the Halos’ first pitch, and more… The Story: Angels ready to go toe-to-toe with Cubs in season opener MWAH Says: This year is the 50th anniversary of Angels stadium, so I imagine their will be quite a […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 11:  Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 11, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

MWAH Predicts the 2016 Season

Opening Day is upon us, which means it’s time for us to give grand predictions about how the 2016 season will unfold. Our more general predictions—awards, division winners, World Series—are interspersed in tables among some more specific/eclectic auguring about the Angels and other baseball things. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back […]

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 12:  Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros hits a home run in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

2016 AL West Preview: Houston Astros

The tanking and rebuilding paid off for Houston last season when they made the postseason for the first time in a decade. It was a bit surprising the Astros made the playoffs so soon into Jeff Luhnow’s #process, but they took advantage of a hot start and weak American League. As an Angel fan, it’s […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 04:  C.J. Cron #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after hitting a two run single in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 4, 2015 in Anaheim, California  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Five Bold Angels Predictions for 2016

I don’t think I’ve ever been as giddy to write this article as I am this year. The reason? I think some of these truly bold predictions have a decent shot at coming true. I love it when no one expects the Angels to do anything, and then the guys come in and produce. It’s […]

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Halo Headlines: Shane Robinson signed; Garrett Richards pranked

The April 1, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the team bringing in even more outfield depth, Garrett Richards getting put in an incredibly awkward situation, and more… The Story: Garrett Richards pranked by teammates at restaurant MWAH Says: Don’t watch if uncomfortable situations make you squeamish. The Story: Angels rank #16 in ESPN’s preseason power […]

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 28:  Starting pitcher Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on August 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Athletics 6-4.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

2016 AL West Preview: Oakland A’s

No team in baseball has suffered quite as much misfortune the last two years as have the Oakland A’s. Some of it is deserved—trading Josh Donaldson was an objectively terrible move—but most of it has been a string of improbably bad luck. It’s not just the unheralded late-season collapse in 2014, which led perfectly into the […]

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Halo Headlines: Chris O’Grady returns; Kyle Kendrick signs

The March 31, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a Rule 5 pick returning to Anaheim, a veteran right-hander adding Triple-A pitching depth, and more… The Story: Angels sign Kyle Kendrick to minor-league deal MWAH Says: Purely a depth acquisition. Someone’s gotta make a season’s worth of starts at Triple-A. If Kendrick ever gets a start […]

TORONTO, CANADA - OCTOBER 14: Cole Hamels #35 of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

2016 AL West Preview: Texas Rangers

When we last saw the Texas Rangers, they were on the brink of an unlikely ALCS berth. Then Jose Bautista broke everyone’s brain: Your browser does not support iframes. The Bat Flip left a sour taste in the mouths of the Rangers and their fans, but it should be considered a victory that they were even […]

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